Newport Girls’ High School is in the midst of an ambitious building programme. The new investment in maths, science and computing facilities mirrors the extremely positive uptake in these subjects and the school’s commitment to encouraging girls to explore STEM-related careers.
Alongside the new classroom spaces, the school will benefit from a new dining room and drama studio. All in all, it is a really exciting time to join one of the region’s leading state schools.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, NGHS continued to offer the full curriculum online in every subject and the Year 11 and Year 13 classes of 2021 produced work of exceptional quality, leading to very pleasing GCSE and A-level outcomes. This year, over 85 per cent of A-levels were graded A*-B and two thirds of GCSE grades were graded 8 or 9 (A*).
September 2021 sees NGHS welcome an extra class of Year 7 students. These students travel from all over the region including Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Shrewsbury as well as an increasing number from Newport and the surrounding villages.
The school’s headteacher, Michael Scott, is a keen advocate for ambition and success both in and outside the classroom.
He said: “We want every student to not only achieve the results needed to enable them to follow the pathway they choose, but they must also have a rounded education with participation in the arts, sport and languages.
“Our thriving extracurricular programme and outstanding pastoral support, honoured by a number of recent awards, offers an excellent springboard for girls to higher education.
“The school is hosting open mornings in the autumn term”